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Silvaggio Receives Linda Shelley Spirit Award

Senior field hockey player Bella Silvaggio was selected as the 2020 recipient of the Linda Shelley Spirit Award by the Lancaster-Lebanon League. She was honored in a ceremony at CVHS on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Lancaster-Lebanon (L-L) League umpire Kathryn Grove was on hand to present Silvaggio with the award.

The Linda Shelley Spirit Award, named in honor of field hockey official Linda Shelley who passed away in 2011, is given annually to the Lancaster-Lebanon field hockey athlete who best exemplifies the character, spirit, and essence that Linda demonstrated throughout her life.

Silvaggio was a four-year varsity starter for the Buckskins’ field hockey team and served as team captain her final two seasons. She was a L-L League Section I All-Star in 2019 and 2020 and also earned PSFHCA All-State recognition those same years. She has committed to play field hockey for Division I University of Vermont this coming fall.

Silvaggio was also a four-year member of CV’s lacrosse team and is a Distinguished Honor Roll student, a member of the National and Science Honor Societies, and served as class secretary all four years of high school.

Shelley was a PIAA field hockey official for 30 years and was a NCAA field hockey official, as well. She held a National Level USA Field Hockey rating, the highest level umpiring certification in the country.